Britain economics editor, The Economist.
Chart: American R&D by source of funding since 1960
Chart: Britain's R&D slowdown. Government and private R&D as % of GDP since 1986
Will UK/US/EZ follow Japan and lose 20 years of econ growth? CHART
Brits think that on a small(ish) island house prices can only go up. This Japanese index shows that's dead wrong.
CHART: exchange rates since 2007. Euro hasn't depreciated much comp to £ and $. Bad for P, I, I, G & S....
CHART: Spanish panic. The cost of protection against Spanish default (CDS premia) are on the rise.
CHART: Slow credit #contagion: Spanish government to UK lending rates. (Santander-UK 5y CDS, up 14% in May.)
CHART: tighter and tighter uk loan pricing (borrowing costs, spreads over Bank Rate). slow credit crunch
Grim chart: UK youth unemployment. Some FT ideas to use bonds and national service to lower it: on.ft.com/LO44fD
CHART: UK unemployment 1971-2012
CHART: Close up of post-WW1 and great depression period. WW1 much bigger impact. [UK real GDP 1914-1935]
170 years of UK real GDP data in this chart. The Great War stands out.
CHART. Income inequality in Britain. Big increase was in the 1980s. Up a little post crisis.
Rivers of blood
lots of bank mergers in America 1919-1933 following change in takeover rules.. historical chart
expect another merger wave when the global economy finally recovers. here's a picture of the first US wave
Chart of UK sovereign and bank CDS. Sovereign borrows cheaply, banks don't. UK money is tightening, again.
Irish post looks pretty pricey given its location. Belgian too. Britain, France and Germany all very similar.
Thinking about €-area post... sending letter across EU varies from €0.37 (Malta) to €1.26 (Sweden)
CHART:quantitative easing and UK firms' borrowing costs.
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